Originally Posted by Dow Jones
05 R6. Right now I have the compression and rebound in the absolute middle of their adjustments. Maybe I have too much fork oil. I used the syringe from traxxion to remove the fork oil to the level that I thought was 92mm but maybe my measurement was off.
I usually start at about 110mm from the top on that year, and I also make sure I extend the upper tube about 3.5 inches then bottom it again before measuring to make sure I have most of the oil in the inner tube and not the space in between them. I then repeat the process. My track bike I'm currently running about 130 mm air gap, but will probably change a few things next go around because I'm trail braking near to the apex of a corner and not really fond of doing that.
The damping adjustments being about middle is a decent starting point on this model year, so leave it be. Also, with the stock pistons in place, I would recommend 5wt Maxima or even lighter if you can find it. The ports are extremely small and a thicker oil may not flow as well.
But my opinion is your air gap is causing most of your issue.